Our full selection of articles exploring mindfulness.

When Your Nervous System Is Fried, Start Fresh Tomorrow - Here's How

If Your Nervous System Is Fried, Start Fresh Tomorrow (Here’s How)

Let me paint a picture for you: It’s 9:00pm after a long day of work, chores, and childcare. The dishes are piling up, and meanwhile, I only got 40% of my to do list done. Vague feelings of unaccomplishment are replacing the optimism I had in the morning. Try as I might, I can’t nudge myself back into…

11 Grounding Exercises for Zoom Meetings

11 Grounding Exercises For Zoom Meetings

Virtual meetings can be chaotic—but adding grounding exercises to your Zoom meetings can help. Whether you’re managing a virtual classroom full of students, running a business meeting, or conducting a remote seminar, use grounding exercises to start your meeting off on the right foot, or to reset a meeting’s energy in the middle of long…

21 Mindfulness Activities for Older Adults

21 Mindfulness Activities for Seniors & Older Adults

Some mindfulness activities that may appeal to seniors and older adults include mindful breathing exercises, gentle yoga or tai chi, nature walks, meditation, mindful art, journaling, and mindful listening to music or poetry. Mindfulness skills such as self-compassion, patience, awareness, emotional balance, and calming the nervous system can be especially beneficial for older adults. By…

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31 Mindfulness Activities for College Students

If you’re instructing college students on mindfulness, here’s the key: put your mindfulness activities in a context students will be interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives—like meditating to make studying easier. Or, doing exercises that spark curiosity like mindful coloring and mindful music listening. Mindfulness skills such as self-compassion, patience,…

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27 Mindfulness Activities for High School Students

They key with mindfulness activities for high school students is to put the activities in a context teenagers are interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives, like meditating to make studying easier. Or, doing exercises that spark curiosity like mindful coloring and mindful music listening. Anyone going through their teenage years…

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Don’t Always Trust Your Thoughts—Here’s Why

Here’s a hard-won truth that, once you experience it for yourself, can save you some serious headaches: You can’t always trust your thoughts.  Knowing when not to trust your thoughts is a skill. Cultivating this skill can save your relationships, improve your sanity, and generally make life easier. But first—aren’t you supposed to trust our gut?…

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The 17 Best Mindfulness Activities for Middle School Students

It’s important to put mindfulness activities for middle school students in a context they’re interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives. Focus on interactive activities like mindful eating, mindful music listening, or movement exercises. Middle schoolers can benefit as much as anyone else from mindfulness skills like self-compassion, patience, awareness, emotional…

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How to Manage Worries with a Brain Dump Journal

Brain dump journals help you transform vague feelings of worry into concrete ideas that you can take action on, or at least understand better. In this article, I’ll give you three behind-the-scenes examples of my own brain dump journaling process so you can decide if this journaling method is for you. I’ve recently been digging…

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When Stress Takes Over, Try The STOP Method Mindfulness Technique

Stress finds its way into everyone’s life. When it does, how do you manage? My humble answer: Not too well. Despite writing about mindfulness, having attended a 10-day silent retreat, and possessing an off-and-on relationship with meditation, I continue to be at the whim of external circumstances. Right now, I’m going through a season of this kind of stress….

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How to Reduce Digital Overwhelm with Digital Decluttering

Digital decluttering reduces digital overwhelm by providing clarity on what your current projects are and removing anything that takes away from that focus. By organizing your digital life, you can more effectively keep ideas for future use. This relieves your mind from the burden of holding them. From time to time, I feel an intense…

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47 Money Mantras for Financial Freedom

Money mantras help you combat negative money narratives like guilt, shame, or low self-worth. Over time, money mantras can improve your relationship with money and change your behavior accordingly. Are money mantras a real thing? They are. But they’re not magic, The technique behind mantras has actual research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience….

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How to Stop Worrying By Training Your Brain

If you’re wondering how to stop worrying, remember first that (evolutionarily speaking) your mind worries in an effort to protect you. Give yourself some grace. Then, remember that resolving a specific source of worry isn’t a long-term solution. Instead, you have to tackle worry at the source with tools like meditation, mindset shifts, and affirmations….

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51 Affirmations for Financial Freedom

Affirmations for financial freedom help you improve your attitude towards money based on the psychological principle of self-affirmation. Over time, affirmations allow you to shift your identity so financial success comes easier to you. First of all, are affirmations for money a real thing? Yes—and believe it or not, there’s science behind it.  Of course,…

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51 Daily Mantras for Anxiety Relief

Mantras for anxiety can reduce stress and increase calm in your life. Replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts is a research-backed method to reduce the amount of worry in your life. According to a 2016 study, “thought replacement” can reduce worry. What is thought replacement? It’s when you replace a negative thought with a positive…

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47 Positive Affirmations for Anxiety + Printables

Affirmations for anxiety are a research-backed tool to reduce stress and increase calm in your life. By purposefully replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts, you’re likely to be able to reduce the amount of worry in your life. Worry can be reduced by “thought replacement” according to a 2016 study.  What is thought replacement? Cognitive…

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65 Daily Mindfulness Affirmations for Peace And Calm

Mindfulness affirmations help you stay centered, calm, and in the present moment—no matter what stressful situations may be going on. Through mindfulness affirmations, you can train yourself to notice when your mind starts to drift away from the present moment and gently bring yourself back. It’s easy to get distracted and end up living your…

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7 Tips for Mindful Monday At Work

Committing to Mindful Monday is one of the easiest ways to get started with mindfulness, and is easy to incorporate into your work schedule. Mindful Mondays simply involve committing to mindfulness practices just one day per week. There are many approaches to reducing stress at work, but mindfulness is an easily accessible and well-studied method…

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59 Gratitude Mantras for Daily Joy

Mantras for gratitude help you appreciate your life by helping you focus on what you have, rather than what you don’t have. The more you express gratitude each day, the more things you find to be grateful for. This list of mantras is designed to guide you in building feelings of gratitude. Your mindset has…

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55 Mantras for Success to Remember Your Potential

Mantras for success help internalize the feeling that you’re heading towards something great and can accomplish anything. Over time, success mantras help reinforce a positive way of thinking and improve your ability to achieve success. If you’ve ever dealt with feelings of low self-esteem, you understand: Low self-esteem and feelings of inadequacy can limit your…

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World Mindfulness Day is September 12

Mindfulness Day happens every year on September 12. Mindfulness Day was first launched by the nonprofit Wisdom Publications in 2010 as a way to spread awareness about mindfulness. People celebrate Mindfulness Day by engaging in meditation or yoga, by joining a group mindfulness activity, or by using the occasion to kick off a new mindfulness…